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  1. If we had just about any other coach, bringing Stone and Gudbransson in would make very little sense. That being said these are the types of defensemen Sutter has success with. I think Stone is more here to be the 7th D. I don't really mind either signing because they fit the coaches style.
  2. I just don't think he is even 50% ready. And quite honestly if he can't beat out Lewis or Richardson for a job, that just tells how far away he is.
  3. I watched most of his games in the AHL last year and he was really streaky offensively, and he has a long way to go defensively. His game isn't near ready for Sutter hockey. He still needs time in the AHL.
  4. I am sure we will see some on defense, and possibly another enforcer/physical type forward.
  5. Richardson doesn't block anyone, and quite honestly I don't think there is anyone ready to be a 4th line center in the system. Gawdin is ok, but his skating is average at best. Ruzicka isn't ready. Donato is skilled but again he isn't a great skater. Adding guys like Lewis and Richardson is about making the bottom 6 faster and harder to play against.
  6. I like the Richardson signing. Solid 4th liner can play C or the wing. Can kill penalties. He also doesn't block anyone, but gives a good buffer.
  7. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    Valimaki seemed to struggle a bit under Sutter, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them acquire more help on defense. I would rather Murray over guys like Gudbransson or Stone, that seem to line up with Sutter's defense style.
  8. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    Murray fits a top 4 role better than Zadorov, plus Zadorov can play the right side, so can Valimaki for that matter.
  9. Really think that Treliving is trying to get Eichel, but if that doesn't work I wonder if Tarasenko is the backup plan.
  10. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    Looks like there are a few options left out there for the bottom pairing RD. Jani Hakanpaa, Erik Gudbransson and Michael Stone definitely seem like Sutter picks. Connor Carrick, Jason Demers, Sami Vatanen or even Greg Pateryn would probably be smarter choices. The option I prefer is to go after Ryan Murray for a 2nd pair LD and play Zadorov on the 3rd pair right side. There isn't a lot of options to improve the offense on free agency. I would look to sign guys like Ondrej Kase or even Jake Virtanen to really cheap deals to see if they can rebound or in Kase's case stay healthy. Sutter would probably be really good for a guy like Virtanen. I mean if Krejci would think about signing here I would give him a two year deal. I would love to be able to add a guy like Casey Cizikas down the middle, he would replace a lot of what we are losing in Derek Ryan, but I think he might be a bit expansive.
  11. I think you can make some comparisons between Vladar and Markstrom. Similar size and athletic ability. I think this is a solid gamble.
  12. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    He didn't mention the banana's though. Good signing, just need to see the term and AAV. He will fit Sutter's system very well. I do wonder if there is a bigger trade in the works.
  13. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    I would wait to hear from a more legit source on how many banana's Coleman gets.
  14. JTech780

    UFA 2021

    Not the most reliable source.
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